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. a letter addressed to president obama contained a suspicious substance. they routinely identify parcels that need secondary testing. yesterday,e oe eor wicker received a letter that was laced with what they believe to be ricin. let's head to washington now and check in with brianna keilar. >> reporter: it's not confirmed at this time that that suspicious substance is ricin, but considering the news, it would very much make you wonder if it is not a suspicious substance. the way the white house gets their mail is similar to the way the members of congress get their mail especially in the wake of september 11. that mail goes to a offsite facility. anything suspicious is to be picked up well outside of the white house before anything would ever come into the white house grounds. so this happened on tuesday we're told, a letter addressed to president obama was received. so they routinely get this kind of mail, they go through screening, scientific testing, and there it was picked up. at this point, the secret service, carol, is working with the capital police and the fbi in this investigati
of all, last night in my analysis, i had no beef with president obama not mentioning the word of terrorism. i said, no, he has to wait until he sees the evidence before he defines it in any way. we know it is terrorism now and president said it's terrorism. i also said he used the word tragedy in a wrong way because it's much more than a tragedy. do you agree with that? >> i agree entirely. obama is not the first to use tragedy in describing events like this. a bus accident is a tragedy and attack is an act of war. when fdr addressed the congress after pearl harbor, he didn't say december 7th, a day that will live in tragedy, it is a day that will live in infamy. it has to do with agency and cause. an accident is a tragedy and it has a cause and has to do with fate, accident, luck. when the agency is human evil that is beyond a tragedy. it's a crime. that is what we're dealing with. i agree it's a little early. it was obvious an attack. to call it terrorism you had to be sure that the motive was a political one. remember what happened in the tucson shooting where a member of c
marathon. all of this as president obama gets ready to comfort the victims in that city tomorrow. these are new images in to us from reuters appearing to show a circuit board, timers and other parts of the devices as well. authorities believe each bomb may have weigh ed about 20 pounds. they were packed with nails and ball bearings as well. the fbi says it's found the mangled remains of what appears to be a pressure cooker in a black nylon back that possibly held the bombs. the fbi is also examining photos like this one where you can see what looks like a trash bag next to a mailbox. that same shot just moments after shows a devastating scene. invest garretigators are lookin whether the devices were put in trash bags to hide them. meantime, they continue to ask the public for help in the form of pictures, videos and tips. >> the person who did this is someone's friend, neighbor, co-worker or relative. someone knows who did this. >> former mayor rudy giuliani in office during the 9/11 attacks weighed in on "morning joe," saying people need to give investigators more time to come u
addressed to president obama field tested positive for ricin poison. the day after a letter was also sent to senator roger wicker also tested positive for the same substance. >>> we begin with new information about the deadly bombing at the boston marathon. as the president and first lady prepare to travel to boston on thursday. after much speculation this afternoon, the fbi has releasted a statement. they say, quote, contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the boston marathon attack. we do know investigators have identified solid leads from video evidence, including images of a person or persons carrying and dropping bags at the bombing scene. now, these pictures from whdh show a bag near a trash can at the blast site. just one part of the key evidence that investigators are pursuing to try to find the perpetrators. right now, there are conflicting reports as to how close they are to identifying any individuals. we expect more at an fbi briefing within the next hour. right now i want to go straight to nbc news justice correspondent, pete willi
tiny bits of debris for clues and evidence. >> as president obama has said, the fbi is investigating this as an act of terrorism and the full force of the federal government will support the response and the investigation. >> investigators now believe the explosives were packed into pressure cookers. these nangle pieces of metal are all that remain. inse parts have been used homemade bombs by extremist groups before. they also recovered a circuit board, which is being examined, and a backpack, which was being used to hide the devices. we now know that three people died. two young women and an 8-year- old boy. others have terrible wounds. vigils have been held again across the city this evening. it is a city still bewildered by what happened these two were in the crowd when the bomb went off. moments later, he called his mom saying, i've been hurt, really bad. boththers both frost -- lost a leg. -- the brothers both lost a leg. >> one will cry and then the other one will. it is heartbreaking. victims have been identified. krystle campbell was one of those killed. her mother paid tribu
. there is breaking news tonight in washington where the white house has confirmed a letter sent to president obama has, in fact, tested positive for ricin. now, the poison was also sent to several senators and others. we'll have the details on that in a little bit but, first, the breaking developments in the boston terror investigation. >> good evening, this is what we can tell you. we believe police and investigators are scouring over an image capturing camera about a quarter mile down the street of residents boilston, it was that image captured 2:30 local time monday that police believe there was a young man on this image that they want to talk to. no identity given. we can report that there has been no arrests made. there is a press conference scheduled for the past several hours to take place at this moment by the fbi. that has now been postponed. not clear when that will start. if it will happen tonight or if it will, in fact, happen tomorrow the reason why the press conferences is so significant what happened yesterday. the fbi briefed once in the morning at 5:30 and again 5:00 p.m. local ti
appreciate that. [ applause ] this is kind of interesting. president obama's half brother, malik obama, is running for governor in kenya. and unfortunately, his political opponents are now spreading the rumor that he was born in hawaii. [ laughter ] [ applause ] horrible, terrible. well, a new poll indicates that president obama is no better than george bush at protecting civil liberties. in fact, the pollster had some follow-up questions but split when he saw the drone fly overhead. [ laughter ] he got out of there. and took off -- and president obama has nominated walmart foundation president sylvia matthews burwell to be his next budget director. and she's a good fit 'cause walmart also heavily dependent on china. so, the two -- [ light laughter ] [ audience ohs ] see, this will -- yeah, this will fit nicely.
, the fbi says a letter sent to president barack obama has tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. >> the letter was intercepted tuesday at a mail screening facility. american media say that the letter sent to obama and another letter sent to roger wicker were both postmarked memphis, tennessee. additional tests are due in the next 48 hours to confirm the presence of the toxin. >> our washington correspondent is following this for us. any idea as to who might be behind this? >> oh -- we do not have a suspect yet, but there was a signature on the letters. the letters included the phrase "to see a wrong and not to expose it is to become to -- a silence -- is to become a silent partner to it." president obama said, "i am president obama and i approve this message." this is someone who wants to get attention. it is important to note that both are getting letters right now, republicans and democrats. that says to me this is someone who really hates government. the u.s. -- in the u.s., antigovernment extremists have a fascination with ricin in the past. you can easily buy manuals on how
in the markets. we will get to rich with the latest development now evolving president obama with these powdered subsistence, ricin, or whatever they may be in a couple minutes. dagen: nicole petallides is at the new york stock exchange with more. nicole: easy come easy go. use all the up arrow's yesterday. how about the tech heavy nasdaq version mark down over 2%. you had earnings and both bank of america and intel are to the downside. some cases, seven week lows for the european stocks. back to you. connell: thank you, nicole. dagen: learning a second letter containing a powdered substance thought to be ricin was also sent to president obama. connell: we do not know yet. rich edson has the story. rich: two letters, one sent to a senator, one sent to president obama. intercepted at a secondary facility. both containing a white powdery substance. the one sent to the senator preliminary tested positive for ricin. the one sent to president obama is also being tested right now. those who handled these letters are not showing any symptoms right now of being affected with some type of poison. this is
in washington d.c. is widening. a letter addressed to president obama tested positive for the deadly poison, ricin, today. this after senator roger wicker of mississippi was targeted just last night. the deadly contents above letters was detected before being delivered to the white house and the capital. a sweeping defeat for gun-control advocates today. the senate voted against that to -- compromised amendment and would have extended background checks, against the assault weapons ban and against an amendment to ban high-capacity magazines. president obama appearing with former congresswoman--foot -- debbie giffords, the town victim's family members at the white house describing this as a shameful day for washington. blasting both the national rifle association and the senate. >> the gun lobby and its allies will fully lied about the bill. they claim that it would create some sort of big brother gun registry. even though the bill did the opposite. this legislation in fact outlawed any registry, plain and simple, right there in the text. that didn't matter. and unfortunately this pattern of
a bill passed. president obama was joined afterwards by gabby giffords and families of newtown victims and delivered one passionate reaction to today's vote which roughly 40% of the american people believe in something, the senate failed to respond. >> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. >> 90% of the american people support extended background checks and they couldn't get it passed in the representative u.s. senate. >>> let's again with the latest on the investigation up in boston into those bombings. nbc analyst michael leiter was director of the national counterterrorism center and clint van zandt is a profiler. all of this is a key related, battery pack, circuit board, news about the pressure cooker. a piece of it discovered. so much physical evidence and then the picture taken by the video surveillance camera at lord & ta are lo, we've confirmed, it's a picture of someone putting down a black bag, some sort of shopping bag, and then walking away from the bomb site. >> well, it's been a very good day, chris, and it's interesting a
in washington. investigators say early tests on letters sent to president obama and mississippi republican senator roger wicker were positive for ricin. that's a deadly poison. 6,000 times more poisonous, they say, than many other items e% say preliminary tests can be wrong and they're waiting for final results. officials say they intercepted both letters before they got to the white house or the capitol building. mike emanuel is live on the hill there. there are some similarities between the two letters. what are they? >> well, bill, that's right. an fbi operations bulletin obtained by fox reveals similarities. both were postmarked memphis, tennessee on april the 8th. there was some identical wording. and the same signature imkc and i approve this message. at the white house we received this update. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president, that at an off site mail facility wases noticd to have contained a suspicious substance and tests were undertaken. the fbi has the lead in that investigation. >> important to note that both letters did not reach the white house or the
the bombings in boston that left three people dead and the some 170 injured. president barack obama said the bombings were an act of terrorism, organization, a domestic group, or an individual. >> police have been stepping up security monitoring everything from government buildings to sporting events. security is especially tight race now in boston. >> one day after the twin explosions, a large area in central boston is quarantines off as investigators search for evidence. many runners from the boston marathon are coming to the scene. >> i had just run across and my wife was here, cheering me on. it could have been us. it is pretty shocking. >> the first bomb detonated just meters from the finish line. seconds later, a second explosion one half block away. the fbi has taken charge of the investigation. officials are asking for the public to come forward with photos and recordings of the race or any other information they may have. so far, there have been no arrests. security has been stepped up throughout the city including in hospitals where the wounded are being treated. 170 were hurt
. >> stephanie: all right. the president yesterday speaking about -- >> obama: given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. >> stephanie: that's the important thing is making sure bill o'reilly is happy with the semantics. >> he didn't call it terror! >> it seems like the far right all they cared about yesterday was semantics. something that they didn't hear in president obama's statement to the nation. >> he didn't blame the arabs. >> they didn't care about the victims in boston. they only cared about the words president obama did or didn't use. >> stephanie: not in a good place yesterday with worrying about wanda and i made a grey error in that i listened to rush limbaugh. >> oh, don't do that! >> stephanie: i shouldn't have done that. i don't even understand some people -- not only as partisans but as just carbon-based life forms. he just was being snarky and you know, making benghazi jokes. i wonder if there was a video -- no one knows. we'll find out. really? >>
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obama speaking. i am not a big fan of a lot of his policies, but i tweeted something brief saying solid statement from the president. i felt he did a great job, and i got a ton of tweets coming at me that were so hyper political about benghazi or something related. >> i think we need to just all of us left, right and center just take a minute and just not be so hyper political about things that just -- let's give a minute to these people. >> you would say that you obama loving socialist. >> there is a guy i toll on twitter called roll digity. twitter is the best thing ever for the first five minutes. it is amazing. for the next 24 hours it is the worst thing ever. then after you get the news and then nobody knows what to do after they get all of the initial -- they turn on each other and then it is a pillow fight with vicious words, vicious words. >> what are you doing with your hands? >> that's not how you pillow fight. >> shut up, we are going to take a break i think. i did have another question, but who cares? we have more stories to cover. i hear something in my ear. don't go anywhe
obama and mississippi senator roger wicker have initially tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison. we should point out the initial tests are sometimes inaccurate but they did create an evacuation in the senate today. i want to bring in chief white house correspondent jessica yellin at the white house and chief congressional correspondent dana bash on capitol hill. jessica, let's start with you. what is the white house telling us about this letter to president obama? i know it didn't actually arrive at the white house, but what do we know about the substance in this letter? >> jake, well, we know first of all that they are -- the fbi and the secret service are continuing to investigate and conducting further tests on this letter. they say that they had protocol set up for exactly this kind of incident and this is the exact standard incident that they, you know, protocol they set up after 9/11. the letter contained a message that was parallel to the same message that was in a letter sent to senator wicker. it said, quote, i am -- it said to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a s
alert right now with the news this hour that a letter addressed to president obama contained a suspicious substance. the letter was intercepted as a screening facility and initial tests show it could contain the deadly poison ricin. the fbi says it's very lard to a letter sent yesterday to senator roger wicker of mississippi. which also tested positive for ricin. a third suspicious package may have arrived at the office of alabama senator richard shelby. investigators do not currently believe there is a connection to the bombing in boston. meanwhile, law enforcement officials in massachusetts are combing through more than 2,000 tips, looking through photos like this one, shall shows a bag sitting by a mailbox before the explosion. it is unclear at this point whether or not the bag has any relevance, but appears to be near the center of the explosion. president obama will be in boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. for the loved once of those killed and maimed in the explosion, there is only confusion and many unanswered questions. joining me today here
roger wicker and the other was sent to president barack obama. they both can takened powdery substances. we're learning this from an fbi operations bulletin that went out we exclusively obtained. the it confirms both letters were sent from memphis, tennessee on april 8th. they contained the following message. to see iran and not expose it to become a silent partner to its continuance. both letters were signed, i am kc and i approved this message. the initial tests on the wicker letter were positive for ricin. we don't know what any test results were on the obama letter. both letters were intercepted before they reached their intended address, the u.s. capitol building and the white house. moments ago, senator minority leader mitch mcconnell says that means that security systems that have been put in place worked. >> i would like to recognize the postal and law enforcement officials for their excellent work in detecting and preventing this threat before it even reached the capitol. they proved the proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. >> reporter: and this fbi operations bu
word that comes after a letter sent to president obama and the u.s. senator have tested positively at least initially for the deadly poison ricin. we're just learning that president obama will deliver a statement on the gun control measure that just failed in congress. he will go to the white house rose garden. this hour we'll have live coverage of the president deeply disappointed because they have failed to pass these, even these modified background check expansion regulations. meanwhile, authorities are supposed to come out fairly soon to brief us on the latest investigation in the boston marathon bombings. we're getting conflicting word on when that might happen if in fact it will happen. but two sources do with knowledge of the investigation say authorities want to question a person seen on video, a person seen on video as a possible suspect in the attack. let's bring in our chief national correspondent john king. our security analyst as well. they're here. juliet will be walking in momentarily. john, let's update our viewers on what we know right now as far as the criminal in
that. i refuse to do it! >> president obama has been receiving briefings especially over night on this incident. however, he will come to boston tomorrow for an interfaith prayer service scheduled for tomorrow morning. reporting live in boston. i am emily schmidt n. >> a bay area boy was at the site of the marathon is scheduled to undergo another surgery today. he was wounded in the blast. 11 year-old asron hern of cortines, was along the raise route, cheering on his mother at the time of the explosion. his grandmother is shocked at what has happened to her grandson. >> it is heartbreaking that you have to go places and not be comfortable that we're going to be safe. we're trying to make the best of it and put our faith in our government. i hope president obama will take care of this. >> he is a bright, happy, very athletic. he plays football, baseball, basketball. he does really very well in school. >> aaron is in stable condition although he is in the intensive care unit. the family will stand boston for least another weekeries. >> teachers and students at his school are look
you fear and change the way you live. i refuse to do that. >> president obama will be coming from washington to boston tomorrow participate in a prayer vigil. >> a picture that was sent in to aid to the aged in boston and showing what appears to be the second bomb on the sidewalk. right before it exploded. this is the one that one off 10 seconds and about a hundred yards down the course of the first bomb. it has not been released by authorities as to whether or not this second bomb was a pressure cooker device little with ball bearings and nails. we've heard from our cnn affiliate's that the pressure cooker lead on the first bomb has now been found on our roof of a building adjacent to where it exploded. this appears to show the second bomb right before it exploded. >> the bay area boy meanwhile was wounded in the blast is scheduled to go surgery today. 11 year-old aaron turnhern of martina's was near the finish line cheering on his mother who was running in the race when he caught he was caught in one of the blast. he is in stable condition in intensive care unit. back in the bay
out a criminal probe. they say it's a potentially terrorist investigation. u.s. property barack obama says the bombings were an act of terrorism. >> they were the beginning of our investigation. it will take time to follow every lead and to determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we will bring them to justice. >> obama says the government is on high alert for a new terror attack. he has called on security authorities to take necessary measures. >>> a japanese marathoner captures some scenes of the chaos and confusion in boston from a different angle. he was running in the race with a small camera attached to his cap. he was approaching the finish line when the first bomb went off. then 12 seconds later,. he calls the bombings extremely regrettable. he said he'd previously heard boston is one of the safest cities in the united states. >>> italian police have seized billions of dollars in assets from a unit of the japanese broke damage nomura holdings. he said that the group helped an i t italian conceal mibank conceal f loss. investi
. >>> and time now for a look ahead for you. tonight president obama once again has dinner with lawmakers, this time with 12 democratic senators. the white house says the president is building support for his proposals on the budget, guns and immigration. >>> and in illinois, a funeral will be held for a u.s. diplomat killed in afghanistan. 25-year-old anne smedinghoff died in a suicide bomb april 6th. >>> natalie morales is live in boston after the deadly marathon attack. and more of savannah's exclusive interview with president obama. keep it on this channel for more news, weather and sports. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching "early today" just your first stop of the day on your nbc station. have a good one. >>> she with was all smiles. couldn't have had a better daughter. >> as police continue to search for answers, we're learning new details this morning about the three people who died in the bombings in boston. we'll bring you the latest next. >> plus, we'll update you on the condition of the young martinez b boy. >>> outage affecting all of south santa clara county. when things c
involving the poison ricin. one letter was sent to president obama. another to a u.s. senator. this morning a suspicious package trigger add lockdown on capitol hill. scott mcfarland joins us now with word the lockdown has now been lifted. scott? >> reporter: just a short while ago, janet, not just a suspicious package but two suspicious letters tested as well, -- letters as well, all tested, all cleared. police officers and explosive sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you can also see a hazardous materials truck there. lights flashing near the u.s. senate russell building. the third floor of the building locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey. >> there was a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern about, but in the interest of being careful, they shut down a corridor. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison called ricin, one addressed to president owe bam. another -- president obama, another t
a specific warning about their use. as the flag at the white house was lowered to half staff. president obama used the words "act of terrorism" today.while talking about the tragedy. something he stopped short this was a heinous of actually saying monday. act the fbi investigating tears. the president made it clear that we still don't know if this was carried out by a foreign or domestic group.or even by an individual. also - the white house announced tonight the the president will for an interfaith for victims. over pictures and videosit shows the first it is next to a mailbox there is the mail box right there. and here we go that is the back. and looking all those people in the vicinity of that area. what we're now saying is that the bill up the bomb did golf. there's the mailbox that that right next to it, this is where the destruction was centered right in that area. hundreds of people, right in that small little area. meanwhile the fbi is also revealing this bill again that video shows the first explosion her camera melted on her head a captors the explosion. and now we see some of their
the boston marathon. president obama and the first lady michelle obama will be here as well. we will have special coverage, anderson cooper and i will begin that coverage at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. until then thanks very much for watching, our nonstop special coverage of the aftermath of the boston bombings continues now. >> out front next, we begin with breaking news, significant development in the investigation here in boston, according to sources, policeng for someone they saw on video as a possible suspect. plus what we're just learning about the devices used during the bombings and how authorities are using that information they were trying to piece together to locate the attacker. and the poison ricin sent to our lawmakers and this time to the president of the united states. let's go out front. good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett in boston and we begin out front tonight with breaking news, a possible suspect in the boston bombings. here's what we know at this moment. according to sources who talked to cnn, authorities have a poss based upon analysis of video of a
emotional reaction from president obama. you just saw it live here on cnn, to the failed gun control vote in the united states senate. we'll analyze that as well. >>> and he was a trauma surgeon in the u.s. army reserves. a hero of the boston bombings. he said he hasn't seen wounds this bad since he operated in a war zone in iraq and afghanistan. the trauma surgeon is here with me. we'll talk about what he has seen, what he has done. stay with us. our special coverage will continue. ♪ [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. at a hertz expressrent kiosk, you can rent a car without a reservation... and without a line. now that's a fast car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers
one, though it is a round he lost. after the senate voted down one of president obama legacy items a spectator shouted shame on you as vice-president biden tryied to bring the chamber back to order. >> knowing they were likely to fail biden declared in a google hang out they will prevail eventually. >> a lot of guys and women say i will have to look the nra and gun groupps in the eye. that's true. you also have to look the parents in the eye. >> republican senator rand paul said the president overplayed his hand by using the newtown family. >> it is still saddens me to see them . i think that in some cases, the president used them as props and that disas me. >> that drew a sharp rejoinder from jay carner. >> the newtown families are not re because of the president but they are here because their children were murder asking the senate to do something common sense. >> senator joe manchin is the democrat partner with pat toomey. the west virginia pled with republican colleagues and handful of conservative democrats to help him reach the 60 votes. >> i understand the political stakes f
president obama to make remarks at the white house tonight at that defeat. it is a big defeat for him and all the gun safety people. we expect him to come around 5:30, any minute now. that bill, by the way, we've been following it here for days now, the manchin/toomey compromise is not going to happen, at least not for a while. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. campbell's. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.c
president obama has been in constant contact with the fbi, dhs as this investigation has unravelled. there is a sense of heightened alert here, as we got news that a suspicious letter, a let are with a suspicious substance was sent to president obama. it was intercepted. that substance testing positive for ricin similar to those sent to the hill including a letter sent to senator wicker. now we want it make this very clear. at this point in time investigators do not believe there's a connection between these letters and the bombing in boston. but offously giving the timing, it has just added to the here behind the scenes. president obama is scheduled to go to boston tomorrow with the first lady to attend a memorial service there. he will meet with the families of the victims and help that community which right now is in a state of healing. but again, senior admin strag officials confirming at this point in time per their understanding there has not been an arrest. tamron? >> all right, kristin, we will check back with you. i think michael is standing by at this point. michael, i wan
'll keep you around a little bit because we have much more to talk about. president obama heading to boston tomorrow, but this evening, he took time to respond angrily to the senate vote on the expanded background checks for gun buyers. >> that vote failed. the president was very angry about it. we'll show you what he said and what he said he plans to do next. that's coming right up. please stay with us. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis
right now, wolf, is a letter addressed to president obama that contained a suspicious substance and that's all that we're being told, was intercepted at an offsite mail processing facility. this is a mail facility run by the secret service where they get all the mail addressed to the white house. and they check it for this very reason, to screen it, to do scientific tests to make sure it's safe to come here. it had a suspicious substance in it, we are told, wolf, by a law enforcement source that there are similarities to the letter sent to senator wicker. what exactly does that mean i've asked my sources, so far, wolf, inconclusive at this point. we do know there were some marks, i guess you could say identifying marks in the wicker letter, a postmark from memphis, tennessee. there was no return sender. we don't know if that nor the message included in the letter to senator wicker if that bears the similarity, but we are being told that there are similarities. so it certainly makes you wonder if it could have been sent from the same person or if they think -- if authorities think it is.
and members of the obama administration. this is the first time a british monarch has been present at the funeral of a british prime minister since the death in 1965 of sir winston church hill. extra security was in place after the boston marathon bombings. >>> new gun control legislation is in doubt after votes are scheduled in just hours now. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: senators are scheduled to vote on nine different pieces of legislation starting at 1:00 pacific. we're 25eubging a live look -- taking a live look at the floor right now where dianne feinstein has been speaking. she thanked those who have been supporting her legislation. >> i'm grateful for the willingness to step up, show courage and do what's right for america. >> feinstein sponsors an amendment that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of magazines. that's not expected to get enough votes to pass. there are other amendments including some dealing with mental health. the main bill in the spotlight is the bipartisan plan to expand background checks to include seales online and at fun shows. some
the boston marathon? like, are you angry at, you know, not enough people follow michelle obama's gitelines for dieting? i have no clue. hard to make sense. >> i think it makes sense. i think it does make sense because it's a soft target, high profile, internationally known, and it's a soft target. you hit a soft target, and you do the same thing anywhere around this country, 10 we're all at risk, and that is the message of this bombing. >> but, stu, if you wanted to highlight, get the world's attention, blow up the bombs when the elite runners crossed, when the size of the crowd of observers was at the height, when the international media was zoomed in, but waiting an hour and a half, it was the size of the runner's crowd at the height. many of the race fans, if you will, went off. it was just family members and friends there. it's a different attack. i -- i'm very afraid that we're going to find out this was an idiot bombing with the mark david attack on john len non, a nut with something to prove. obviously, the horror is the horror no matter what, but if it's an international narrative,
this morning. president obama, we learned, will travel to boston tomorrow. he will attend an interfaith service for the victims of the bombings and their families. for more on the president's plans and his visit to massachusetts, let's go to white house and our white house correspondent brianna keilar. good morning. >> reporter: president obama, we learned yesterday, will travel to boston tomorrow for this interfaith memorial service dedicated to those who were injured or killed in the boston bombings. this will be at the cathedral of the holy cross in boston. president obama, no doubt, preparing for what will be an emotional event. he will be striking a tone as consoler and chief, something we have seen at the white house. we heard him yesterday talking about the people who ran the marathon in boston, after the bombings still went to hospitals to give blood. he will talk about this tragedy and also talk about how this sort of has brought out the best of some of the folks in boston. he is also the commander in chief, that means the investigation of the boston bombings stops with him. he address
. as president obama has said, the f.b.i. is investigating this as an act of terrorism. and the full force of the federal government will support the response and the investigation. there is no current indication to suggest the attack was indicative of a broader plot but out of caution, we continue to keep in place enhanced security measures, both seen and unseen in coordination with the federal, state and local partners. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> we'll leave this program and go back to the house where they're voting on the first amendment of the cybersecurity bill. h.r. 624. will the gentleman from texas, mr. mar shan, kindly take the chair. -- mr. marchant kindly take the chair. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the further consideration of h.r. 624 which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to provide for the sharing of certain cyberthreat intelligence and cyberthreat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurit
in the senate and president obama said it was very important and he fought hard for it. we have joe manchin a-rating from the nra and pat toomey, agreeing. there are a hundred loopholes in it but some sort of background check. obviously this passed. >> the order of the senate. the vote on the vote, the nays are 46. under the previous order requiring 60 votes for the adoption of this amendment. the amendment is not agreed to. >> cenk: not agreed to. now of course 54 used to be a majority these days they just assume that you need to get to 60 because the republicans let's be very clear about this, filibustered this bill, a bill that 91% of americans agreed with. a larger number because 91% believe in background checks. the president was not happy about the circumstance. let's go to his reaction. >> i'm going to speak plainly and honestly about what's happened here because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support yet not happen? i've heard folks say having the families of victims lobby for this legislation was some how misplaced. a prop, somebody called it.
hard. >> president obama will travel to boston. you will hear for the next 25 minutes what the president and others had to say. you also hear from vice president joe biden and about five minutes. senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell, and members of the house, including speaker john boehner. president obama spoke this morning saying, among other things, that the bombings were an active terrorists. -- an act of terrorists. >> good morning, everybody. i've just been briefed by my national security team, including f.b.i. director muller, attorney general holder, secretary napolitano, and my counterterrorism and homeland security advisor, lisa monaco, on the attacks in boston. we continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack. obviously our first thoughts this morning are with the victims. their families and the city of boston. explosionst two gravely wounded dozens of americans and took the lives of others, including a 8-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act and
. the month of the waco raid and the oklahoma city bombing. as president obama made clear today, there's still no evidence of who is responsible for this act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> reporter: the fbi agents tell us they have tons of video, and somewhere in there will be a picture of the person who planted these two bombs, diane. >> speaking of pictures, i want to ask you about a photo that everybody was e-mailing today. it is a man standing up on top of a roof. you can move in there, you see it right there. what do you know about it? >> reporter: well, it's very intriguing, but authorities say they're giving it no special priority. it's one of many tips and leads they're following. they're really focusing on the person who had that unusually heavy black bag the day of the race. >> as you said the strongest clues are in the nature of the bomb. >>> up next, abc's senior national correspondent jim avila, shows us just how far the blast from the bombs traveled. >>
. this is the "washington times" this morning. so president obama is headed to boston tomorrow. the washington post has this -- athens, ohio, ain democrat. caller: the situation in boston is really horrific and the people who did it clearly need to be brought to justice. msnbc i heard someone talking about who we are as a people and he gave amazing examples of nurses and other citizens who came to the aid of the injured and those killed in the situation. he w spoke ho we are not. he said we are not people who maim people. clearly that the case in the u.s. but when we look at ourselves -- and i've not making any excuses for this type of horrific behavior, but we have to reflect upon our own behavior overseas.ou peoplenes, the innocent who have died in iraq because unnecessary war. i'm not saying the people in boston are tied to this, but they could be. we do bomb and maim innocent people. i'm not saying this is the case, that this is retaliation, but it is possible. we need to look at our own do overseas aswe well as who did this, and they need to be brought to justice, but so do we. host: mike in mass
the range of suspects and motives remains wide open. president obama travels to boston tomorrow for a memorial service. >>> and ahead of that service, the three victims killed in the blast being remembered this morning. abc's terry moran continues our coverage. >> reporter: a candlelight vigil in the tight-knit neighborhood of dorchester for one of their own, a beautiful gap-toothed 8-year-old boy named martin richard, killed at the finish line of the marathon just after getting some ice cream. there is so much love here. >> we're here for support and love. that's what we do. >> reporter: they are dorchester strong, and they came out for martin and for his family who are suffering so much. here a family facebook photo, his mother denise recovering now from severe head injuries, his 6-year-old sister jane who lost a leg, his brother henry and his father bill. what does this do for you to be here? >> if it happened to my family, i know they'd be here for me. >> respect. it's terrible, it's awful, especially for the mother and the daughter. it's awful. >> reporter: neighbors droppe
meantime president obama will be traveling to boston tomorrow. massachusetts governor deval patrick says the president will attend an interfaith service dedicated to those that were injured or killed. we understand the president will speak at that service. he has canceled plans to visit the university of kansas on friday. bill: also major league baseball paying tribute to the people of boston. baseball runs through this entire town and fans of the red sox. there was a moment of silence before the city's beloved red sox were playing a game in cleveland against the indians. >> please join us now in a moment of silence. bill: also the horror near the marathon's finish line, fresh on the players minds. the red sox had already boarded bosses for the airport on monday afternoon when they learned of the bombings. after the 7-1 wins, red sox posing with a banner of boston's b logo and one word that says it all, strong, as in be strong. indeed they are. cities around the country paying tribute to people of boston in their own ways which we will share with you in a moment as we continue to cover n
. and they are saying that at least preliminarily a letter that was sent to president obama and received on tuesday at an offsite mail facility has tested positive for ricin. when mail goes to the white house, it doesn't actually go to the white house first. it does go to an offsite facility. this is the same case with capitol hill. keep in mind and i know our joe johns has been reminding us of this, there are people that have to process it. and obviously ricin is a very dangerous substance. so there's certainly concern there about the people who had to process this, but this was intercepted on tuesday. and the big question now is, is there a connection here between this letter, this one letter and the other letter sent to senator wicker and the bombings that happened in boston on monday? it certainly is remarkable timing and really makes you question that. jay carney, the white house press secretary was asked about this during a briefing a short time ago. and he wouldn't rule out that there was a connection. i think the reason a lot of people are asking is the bombings happened about 3:00 p.m. on
poisoned with iricin, which wer sent to president obama and senator roger wicker. eamon javers has the latest on the ricin scare. >> reporter: we've had a flurry of suspicious package incidents in washington here today. earlier today, the hallway right behind me here in the russell senate office building was actually closed off and a bomb squad moved in to investigate a suspicious package that was there. also, staffers received an e-mail alert, not to go anywhere near the third floor of the hart senate office earlier today because of a suspicious package incident over there. some members of congress reporting suspicious letters, including senator carl levin, who said that a letter was delivered to his saginaw, michigan, office. he said in a statement a minute ago that a staffer there has been sent to the hospital on a precautionary basis. that staffer hasn't developed any symptoms of ricin poisoning. and then, of course, over at the white house today, they said they had a suspicious package incident of their own as well. here's press secretary jay carney earlier today. >> there was
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